The Anglican Diocese of the South is proving that flour, sugar, aprons and serving the Lord can go hand in hand. Members of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, Ga., recently baked 7,879 homemade cookies for Soldier’s Connection Christmas care packages and Kairos Prison Ministry. Baking a dozen cookies can seem daunting for some; imagine multiplying that by nearly 657.
Troops Get a Taste of Home
As part of their work for the kingdom, volunteers at Holy Cross support Soldier’s Connection, a Georgia non-profit organization that is presently shipping 60 care packages every three weeks to our soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The packages are sent primarily to chaplains and commanding officers to distribute to soldiers who do not receive packages from home. Soldier’s Connection also sends packages on a rotating basis to every soldier for whom they have received an address.
The Holy Cross cookies were included in 300 boxes of love, prayers, sweets and treats being shipped in time for Christmas. This ministry is a blessing to so many of the men and women serving abroad who won’t be at home with their families for the Christmas season.
Cookies Help Prison Ministry
In addition to Soldier’s Connection, Holy Cross also baked for Kairos Prison Ministry, a ministry of volunteers who have a four-day retreat twice a year at a local prison.
The goal of the ministry is to bring prisoners to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. During the retreat, home-baked cookies were offered to prisoners and used as “transforming cookies,” to help teach prisoners about the love of Christ. Everyone who baked was also asked to pray for the prisoners, that they will give their lives to Christ.
Baking cookies in conjunction with Kairos Prison Ministry is just one way the Anglican Diocese of the South and Holy Cross are living out Matthew 25:36-40, “…I was in prison and you came to me…Inasmuch as you did it to the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”
Please join us in praying that each of the 7,879 cookies baked by Holy Cross would serve a holy purpose and become a vehicle of Christ’s love.
Story/photo credit: Anglican Diocese of the South